Lakota's Luxurious Homes Boast Panoramic Views of the Continental Divide + Prime Location Directly Across from Winter Park Resort 

A mountain home with quick, easy access to Winter Park Resort but secluded enough to give you that getting-away-from-it-all vibe? A relative unicorn in a resort town, Winter Park's Lakota subdivision gives you just that. Sitting across Highway 40 from the resort and surrounded by the Arapahoe National Forest, Lakota's 200 acres of forested uplands boasts a prime location with sweeping views of Winter Park Resort, the Vasquez Mountains, and the Continental Divide. A master-planned community with no outlet (read: quiet and peaceful), Lakota's paved roads wind across the hillside and are lined with upscale homes that boast high-end finishes. 

Single-family homes, townhomes, and condos, ranging from 1,500 to over 5,000 square feet comprise this sought-after subdivision. Lakota boasts big lots, private heated garages in every unit, and private hot tubs on most properties.

Development in Lakota began in the late nineties and continues today. Diverse options for existing homes, vacant lots, and new construction make it possible for you to find (or build!) the Lakota home that best suits your needs and lifestyle. 


The Lakota subdivision, nestled on a hillside directly across from Winter Park Resort and the Old Town Winter Park neighborhood, is the first residential area you'll see after driving over Berthoud Pass. Pick your ski run from your bedroom window, and walk or take The Lift the quick quarter mile to the base of the resort. Then retreat back to your mountain oasis - close to the action but a seeming world away in the quiet neighborhood surrounded by the Arapahoe National Forest. Or make your own adventure on the miles of trails accessed out your back door! The neighborhood connects to Corona Pass Road and the Idlewild trail system, making it easy to head up for more views or down into downtown Winter Park via the trail of your choice.  

If you're hopping in the car, dining and shopping in downtown Winter Park is only three minutes away. And Denver is a quick drive: Lakota is just 66 miles from downtown and 90 miles to Denver International Airport.


Several neighborhoods comprise the Lakota subdivision. Northwoods is at the top of Lakota and is comprised of four-five bedroom townhomes with flex spaces, southern exposure, and the best views of Winter Park Resort and James and Parry’s Peak. The Retreat cabins are single-family homes nestled in the middle of the Lakota while the nearby Trailside neighborhood's duplexes offer two and three-level options with open floor plans. The Reserve townhomes and single-family homes sit on larger lots on the southern end of the subdivision. Check out the video below for a peek at homes in The Reserve! The Arrowhead, Timberlands, Dreamcatcher, Antlers and Mountain Lodges neighborhoods are some of the original developments and offer townhome and single-family home living options. The Three Peaks neighborhood is in the works and will offer single-level modern mountain duplexes (no stairs!) with gourmet kitchens, an expansive great room, your own office space, and exposed steel and wood timber accents throughout. We'd love to take you on a tour of Lakota so you can see the options for yourself!


Take advantage of three customizable floor plans, or design your own home! Design guidelines ask homeowners to build homes that "capture the spirit of a mountain homestead" and require multiple natural exterior finishes that pay homage to the beauty of the area and create dimension. 

Should you take advantage of the customizable floor plans provided by the developer, you'll also have your choice of finishes. Their "mountain modern" options feature rustic materials used in a simplified, innovative manner. Warm hues and timeless accents characterize a refined classic with the "traditional" finish style, while the "rustic" finishes have a casual, charming and cozy log cabin feel. 


All lots have access to city water and sewer, high-speed internet, cable, natural gas, and electric. Trash collection (dumpsters) and removal is available throughout the subdivision.


Lakota's homeowners association is managed by local Allegiant Management Company. Master HOA dues are about $1500 each year and cover road maintenance, snow removal, trash removal, and common space upkeep for the entire subdivision. Multi-family units have additional fees as services such as exterior maintenance are included. Fees are dependent on the neighborhood within Lakota. 

HOA rules and regulations, include design guidelines, aim to create a well-cared-for community that preserves and enhances the natural beauty of the valley. 

Short-term rentals are allowed, and homes in Lakota have proven, strong income potential. Quarter shares are also allowed and popular within the subdivision. 


If out-your-door trails, views for days, and quick access to Winter Park Resort speak your love language, let's connect! We'd love to show you the area, tour available properties, and answer any questions you have. Or if you just want to keep Lakota on your radar, get set up with listing alerts and be the first to know when homes become available. 

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